As computer technology advances, the distinction between router and switch products is becoming blurred. Fundamentally, routers are Layer 3 devices designed to connect different networks. A typical example is connecting an office network to the Internet. Switches are L2 devices that interconnect various devices that share the same network. Generally, routers depend on processors to send data based on complex software, providing versatility at the expense of speed. Switches, on the other hand, depend on largely fixed hardware configurations to steer traffic at the highest possible speed. Today's routers usually incorporate Layer 2 switches, and many modern switches include Layer 3 routing capability. Routers developed by Cisco, the supplier of 90% of the industry's routers, have improved significantly in function and speed and Cisco now offers a comprehensive product line that features routers designed to meet the needs of users from households to the world's largest ISPs.

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The latest Integrated Services Routers from Cisco offer the speed and integrated features to support IP voice and video plus virtual environments while at the same time offering high availability, remote management, easy expandability, and advanced protection. Cisco's ISR routers enable you to build a firm foundation for an information network that can evolve smoothly as you add more workers, establish extra sites, deploy new capabilities, give access to your network to customers and partners, and build an an increasingly mobile user base. Progent’s Cisco CCIE network consultants offer fast and affordable online expertise to help your company to select, deploy, administer, upgrade, and support Cisco's most advanced router technology and can help you to maintain your legacy routers or move non-disruptively to Cisco’s current networking products.

Cisco Routers for Small Businesses and Remote Offices
Cisco’s routers for smaller businesses and remote offices provide affordable and dependable entry-level alternatives that allow small sets of users to share secure access to the Internet. These single-configuration desktop devices feature at minimum four 10/100 switched Ethernet with Wi-Fi options plus integrated firewall for enhanced security. Built for simple setup, management, and troubleshooting, Cisco’s small business routers minimize total cost of ownership by cutting acquisition and maintenance investments. Progent’s online support experts have in-depth backgrounds delivering immediate and affordable technical help for small organizations to set up and maintain these devices, and Progent’s Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers can help your company to understand how Cisco-s small office routers can add to the strategic value of your IT system.

Cisco Small Business RV Series Routers
Cisco RV Series VPN Routers Remote SupportCisco's affordably priced RV Series Routers are designed to provide small organizations with VPN technology that permits telecommuters and mobile workers to access a network via secure tunneling. Models in the RV Series VPN Routers can handle up to 100 IPsec VPN tunnels, include 4-, 8-, or 16-port Ethernet switches, have built-in firewalls with sophisticated data encryption, and allow browser-based setup for remote deployment and troubleshooting. All models support 10/100 Ethernet and several models support Gigabit Ethernet. Wireless models are offered. These VPN routers do not support Cisco’s IOS software.

Cisco RV Series Routers MaintenanceThe Cisco RV042 VPN Router features a 4-port 10/100 switch and can safely handle as many as 50 remote offices or online workers through Internet Protocol Security or Point-to-Point tunneling protocol. Cisco's RV042G can handle Gigabit Ethernet. The Cisco RV082 VPN Router includes an 8-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can support up to 100 remote offices or online workers via full IPsec VPN tunneling. The Cisco RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router model comes with 16 10/100 Ethernet ports, supports up to 100 remote connections, and allows up to 7 switched ports to be configured for load balancing or for service provider backup to ensure non-stop Internet access.

More recent models in Cisco's family of Small Business RV Series Routers include the Cisco RV110W Wireless-N VPN with a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and support for four active VLANs, the Cisco RV130W wired/Wireless-N VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit switch and support for 12000 Concurrent sessions, the RV220W wired/Wireless-N Network Security Firewall with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and support for 25 IPsec VPN connections, and the Cisco 320 RV320 WAN VPN Router that includes a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and redundant Gigabit WAN ports for business continuity.

Cisco 800 Series ISR Routers
Cisco 881 ISR Routers ConsultantsCisco's comprehensive line of 800 Series ISR routers is made up of desktop appliances designed and priced for small businesses, branch locations, retail venues, telecommuters, and customers of broadband service providers. A wealth of devices in the 800 Series product line have been developed with many options over many years. Cisco's 881 line of ISR routers suggests the vast array of options available within Cisco's 800 line of routers. Various models in Cisco's 881 Series router portfolio can support unified media environments by providing IP voice and video, Wi-Fi and cellular wireless and data in a single integrated appliance. Advanced security can include encryption, VPN tunneling, firewall, and URL filtering. For business continuity, available options for Cisco 881 ISR routers include duplicate wide area network links or support for landline broadband WAN connections such as DSL plus multiple different cellular 3G and 4G wireless WAN connections all built into a single appliance.

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Cisco's 881 of ISR routers support a wide variety of deployment models

The baseline Cisco 881 router includes a 4-port 10/100-Mbps managed switch with up to 15 Mbps throughput, support for up to 20 users, two-port integrated Power over Ethernet, and IPv6 compatibility. Cisco's 881W router supports 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. Cisco's 881 SRST router features four FXS ports and 1 FXO port for PSTN failover with Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST). With a Cisco CUBE license, Cisco's 881 ISR router supports SIP trunking as a replacement for legacy Primary Rate Interface (PRI) lines or FXO voice connectivity to a PSTN service provider. SIP trunks can also connect remote agents in Cisco Call Center environments.

Cisco ISR Generation 2 Routers
Cisco's Integrated Services Generation 2 routers are intended to offer satellite offices of enterprises with advanced video and voice applications, virtual networking, security, and dependable connectivity. Integrated Services G2 routers introduce an architecture that protects prior investments in service modules for first-generation ISR routers and lowers future costs by allowing easy upgrades to additional modules when they are developed. In comparison to previous ISR routers, Cisco's ISR Generation 2 routers feature 2-7 times more performance, substantially more, and more affordable support. All Cisco ISR Generation 2 routers support GE switching and include multi-core CPUs and multigigabit fabric for higher throughput. ISR Generation 2 routers also support smart power control for better energy conservation.

A major advance with ISR G2 routers is the Cisco IOS Universal image which contains all of the IOS technology sets so that you can rapidly license and deploy extra services as required without needing to acquire and transfer a different IOS Software image over to yourCisco router. Progent's group of Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers offer proven skills to assist you to design, configure, and support multi-site installations of Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers that improve branch office efficiency and reduce the price of expansion and support.

Cisco 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 1900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers Online Help1900 Series ISR G2 routers include on-board encryption, optional IOS firewall, intrusion prevention, and a maximum of 11 modular Ethernet switchports. The Cisco 1941W ISR router provides an integrated 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that enables cordless connectivity to high-bandwidth data, voice, and video applications through MIMO support that improves coverage for existing 802.11a/b/g clients. Interface options for the 1900 ISR G2 routers include T1/E1, ADSL/SDSL, 3G, and GE.

Compared to the previous generation 1841 Integrated Services router which they are designed to substitute for, the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers include 256 megabytes vs. 32 of CompactFlash storage as standard, and this can be expanded to 4 gigabytes vs. 128 megabytes. Default dynamic RAM capacity is 256 MB vs. 128 and maximum DRAM size is 2.25 GB vs. 384 megabytes. In contrast to the 1841 router, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers feature a USB console instead of the outdated DB-9 connector and includes an add-in slot for the recently introduced Internal Services Module to replace the slot for the older and slower AIM module. Unlike top-of-the-line ISR G2 routers, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers do not allow redundant power or slots for PVDM modules.

2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers
2900 Integrated Services G2 Routers Remote Support2900 Series ISR G2 Routers are available in four versions which are intended as upgrades to the routers in Cisco’s popular 2800 router series. Cisco’s 2901, 2911, 2921, and 2951 Integrated Services G2 routers include integrated hardware encryption acceleration, voice and video ready DSP slots, optional Cisco IOS firewall, IOS intrusion prevention, voice mail, and from 16 up to 50 LAN switchports. The integrated encryption circuitry provides IPsec and Secure Sockets Layer VPN for safe remote access and is significantly higher performing than the Advanced Integration Modules supported by 2800 series routers. The high-end Cisco 2951 Integrated Services G2 router supports 600 SIP sessions. Connectivity alternatives include T1/E1, T3/E3, xDSL, as well as Gigabit Ethernet.

2911, 2921, and 2951 ISR G2 routers accommodate the Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, providing high-performance features that match the Catalyst 2960 and 3650-E Series Switches. Compared to the older Cisco 2821 Integrated Services router which the Cisco 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is designed to substitute for, the Cisco 2921 router is offered by default with 256 megabytes as opposed to 64 megabytes of CompactFlash memory and can be expanded to 4GB vs. 256 MB. Default DRAM size is 512 megabytes vs. 256 and maximum DRAM size is 2.5 GB vs. 1 GB.

Cisco 3900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers Remote ConsultingCisco has released four platforms for the top-of-the-line 3900 Series ISR G2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These models offer the top throughput and slot densities in Cisco’s ISR Generation 2 family and can accept fast digital signal processors for the most demanding voice/video environments, fast integrated encryption, a broad range of connectivity alternatives, up to 98 modular Ethernet LAN switches, and up to 2,500 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. To preserve your IT investment, the Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers include the Cisco Services Performance Engine (SPE), a modular motherboard that can be replaced in the field to improve processing power without requiring you to buy another router. Like other Cisco Integrated Services G2 routers, Cisco’s 3900 Series also preserves previous investments by accepting most of the service modules from older Cisco Integrated Services Routers. For advanced uptime, 3900 Integrated Services G2 offer dual integrated power supplies.

In comparison to the previous model 3825 Integrated Services router that the Cisco 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is intended to replace, the Cisco 3925 is shipped by default with 256 megabytes vs. 64 MB of flash memory and can be loaded with up to 4 gigabytes instead of 256 megabytes. Default DRAM size is 1 gigabyte vs. 256 megabytes and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 4 GB instead of 1 GB.

4000 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco's 4000 Line of Integrated Services Routers (ISRs) are modular and scalable platforms intended for organizations with a large number of branches and remote users requiring direct access to private data centers as well as public clouds via VPN tunnels and the Internet. Cisco's 4000 series provides the throughput needed for hybrid WAN environments to accommodate mobile users, Cloud-based services, and HD multimedia applications by using wide area network optimization, deep packet inspection, and advanced traffic-management technology. Models in Cisco's ISR 4000 family are powered by Cisco's IOS XE software, come in a 1RU or 2RU form factor, can support Up to 2 Gbps of throughput, and can include up to 3 network interface module slots, 2 service module slots, 4 integrated Gigabit Ethernet ports, and 8 CPU core server modules. Cisco ISR 4000 models support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PRI and xDSL. To manage unified communications, the 400o ISR provides comprehensive edge support for session border control, branch telephony fault tolerance, and TDM gateways.

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The primary difference between the Cisco 4400 and 4300 Series is dual power supply support in the 4400 Series, offering a greater degree of availability. Cisco's 4321 ISR Router comes in a 1 RU desktop form factor with two network interface modules, provides up to 100 Mbps throughput, and can handle 240 Digital Voice/Video Channels. Cisco's 4331 router comes in a 1 RU package with two network interface modules, delivers as much as 300 Mbps performance, and can handle 360 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The 4351 ISR Router comes in a 2 RU form factor and includes three NIMs, delivers up to 400 Mbps throughput, and supports 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The dual power supply 4431 Integrated Services Router has a 2 RU form factor and includes three NIMs, provides up to 1 Gbps throughput, and allows up to 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's redundant-power 4431 Integrated Services Router has a 2 RU form factor with three NIMs, provides up to 2 Gbps throughput, and can handle 1200 Digital Voice/Video Channels.

Cisco's First Generation ISR Routers
Cisco's first-generation ISR routers, with in excess of six million products deployed, are the industry's most popular technology for small businesses and enterprises with satellite offices to ensure fast, safe, and reliable access to key applications. Progent's CCIE-certified network consultants are seasoned experts at delivering online consulting, management, and problem solving services for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 series Integrated Services Routers. Progent can help your company to upgrade to the latest version of Cisco IOS Software with the least possible disruption to your network, assess the security profile of your router setup, and assist business to migrate cost effectively to the new line of Cisco ISR Generation 2 routers when it makes competitive sense for your business.

Cisco 1800 ISR Routers
Cisco 1800 Series Routers Professional ServicesThe Cisco 1800 family of routers incorporate data and protection within one resilient solution for high-speed, scalable access to vital business applications. The 1800 Series router architecture has been specifically engineered to meet the needs of small and midsize businesses, small enterprise branch offices, and ISP-managed services applications for access to concurrent services at wire speed. The integrated secure systems design of the Cisco 1800 Series delivers optimum versatility and fast ROI.

Cisco's 1841 device offers substantial advantages compared to prior generations of Cisco 1700 Series devices by bringing more than a 5x performance improvement and integrated hardware encryption activated by an optional Cisco IOS Software security image. The 1841 device significantly improves plug-in card slot throughput as well as density in comparison to the 1700 Series routers while providing compatibility with more than 30 existing WAN interface cards and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs (VWICs)-for data only). The 1841 integrated services router provides further improvement of VPN speed with an available VPN acceleration module; IPS and firewall functions; compatibility with a wide range of interface needs, such as support for integrated switch ports; plus sufficient performance and slot density for ongoing network expansion and advanced applications.

2800 Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 2800 Family Router ConsultingDesigned for small to midsize businesses and corporate branch offices, the Cisco 2800 Series comprises four basic versions: the 2801, the 2811, the Cisco 2821, and the 2851 router. Cisco's 2800 Series routers offer significant added value in comparison to prior generations of Cisco routers at similar price points by delivering as much as a five times performance increase, as much as a tenfold improvement in security and voice performance, built-in service features, and radically improved plug-in slot speed and density while preserving support for most of the almost 100 popular modules available currently for the 1700, Cisco's 2600 Series, and the 3700 devices.

The Cisco 2800 Series provides a range of common security features including a Cisco IOS Software Firewall, an intrusion prevention, IPsec Virtual Private Network, Secure Sockets Layer VPN, advanced application inspection and management, SSH Protocol Version 2.0, and SNMPv3 in one secure solution. Additionally, by integrating security features directly into the router, Cisco can enable unique smart security functions other security appliances cannot, such as network admissions control (NAC) for virus protection; Voice and Video Enabled VPN for quality-of-service (QoS) enforcement when combining voice, video, and VPN; Dynamic Multipoint VPN; Group Encrypted Transport; and Easy Virtual Private Networks for enabling increasingly expandable and manageable VPN environments.

Businesses can utilize the Cisco 2800 router to deploy an integrated IP telephony solution for up to 96 IP telephones, and can safely combine data, voice, and IP telephony on a single platform for their small to midsize branch offices.

The 2800 Series router incorporates a built-in access point for 802.11x wireless network access, wireless Hotspot services for shared public wireless access, and network services for cordless wireless LAN telephony and for high-density sites.

Cisco 3800 Series Integrated Services Routers
3800 Series Integrated Services Routers Consulting Firm3800 Series integrated services routers are designed for small and midsize organizations and corporate branch locations to provide companies the highest levels of network agility, speed, and functionality. Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers smoothly incorporate the latest technologies, smart services, and protected enterprise communications into a single robust system. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers feature internal security processing, excellent throughput and large memory capacity, and high-density interfaces that provide the performance, availability, and dependability required for scaling mission-critical security, IP telephony, business video, network monitoring, and Web programs in the most competitive enterprise networks. Engineered for speed, the Cisco 3800 Series routers provide multiple simultaneous services as fast as wired T3/E3 rates.

The proprietary routing architecture of the Cisco 3800 router is built to combine security and voice handling with advanced wired and wireless services for fast installation of new services, including application layer functions, intelligent network services, and converged communications. The 3800 Series router supports the bandwidth requirements for multiple 100Mbps ports for every expansion slot, time-division multiplexing (TDM) interconnections, and integrated power distribution to expansion modules compatible with 802.3af PoE, while also supporting the traditional portfolio of interfaces. This enables ongoing investment protection by supporting network expansion or accommodating changes in technology as new applications are deployed. By combining the functions of several separate appliances into one compact unit, the 3800 Series router dramatically reduces the expense and complexity of managing wide area networks.

Cisco's Midrange WAN Edge Routers and Carrier-class Routers
Cisco’s midrange WAN aggregation and service provider routers offer larger businesses with fast, secure head ends to manage branch office and off-site data packets and to provide ISPs cost-effective wide area network edge routing. Cisco’s WAN aggregation and service provider router product line features the Cisco 7600 Series Routers, the ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers, the ASR 9000 ASR Routers, and the Cisco Carrier Routing System.

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Progent's nationwide group of CCIE network experts have in-depth backgrounds working with enterprise businesses and ISPs to plan optimal deployments and seamless upgrades of Cisco's midrange and carrier-class routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance consultants offer objective, independent network security inventory assessments, stealth penetration testing and comprehensive SIEM solutions to help companies with Cisco's WAN aggregation routers to meet business guidelines and government mandates for IT information security and reporting.

7600 Series Routers
7600 Series Routers Professional ServicesThe Cisco 7600 Series Integrated Services router benefits from the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series architecture by using an NEBS-3 box, 256-Gbps crossbar switch fabric, and 30-Mpps switching speed. Fault tolerance is implemented through logic and hardware redundancy as well as Cisco IOS Software capabilities. In addition, the Cisco 7600 Series provides a rich set of high-touch network services at optical speed via a variety of Optical Services Modules (OSMs) enabled by Cisco proprietary Parallel Express Forwarding technology.

The 7609 router provides the option to use a 256-Gbps SFM or the standard 32-Gbps data bus, delivering switching performance of 30 or 15 Mpps respectively. When the Switch Fabric Module is used, the 7609 can also allow distributed switching with performance up to 168 million packets per second by running the Cisco Catalyst 6500 16-port Gigabit Ethernet network module, which is powered by the Distributed Forwarding Card (DFC) and the Switch Fabric Module.

The 7603 Series router provides only the standard 32-Gbps bus option and delivers 15 million packets per second centralized switching performance. The 7603 Series router does not offer distributed switching.

Cisco ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
 Cisco ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge Routers ExpertsCisco’s ASR 1000 WAN Edge line of routers is designed to fill the center of Cisco’s midrange routers that concentrate on acting as headends at the WAN edge. ASR 1000 Series routers provide a small footprint, single-product solution for large businesses requiring branch office service aggregation at multigigabit Ethernet speeds. ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers incorporate an innovative design that mixes on-board acceleration with software versatility to deliver a rich set of concurrent services while preserving dependable responsiveness.

Cisco’s ASR 1000 routers include Cisco’s proprietary QuantumFlow Processor made up of 40 purpose-built Packet Processing Engines that in combination can support up to 160 simultaneous threads. This massive parallelism, combined with on-board acceleration for every service, enables the top-of-the-line ASR 1006 Aggregation Services router to scale up to 000 queues, 32,000 clients, 4K IPsec VPN tunnels at 10,000 sessions per second, and 2M Netflow records. This CPU power permits Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series routers to support a broad range of sophisticated services simultaneously in high volume while avoiding throughput degradation that might violate compliance with SLAs. These advanced services include IOS Firewall, IPS, NAT, FPM, and in-line deep packet inspection. The ASR 1000 also allows tiered traffic management for performing multiple levels of Quality of Service to a data packet in one operation, improving responsiveness for next-generation multimedia applications.

Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers Online ConsultingCisco's ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers are intended as edge routers for carriers who are required to deliver world-class HD multimedia services to residential, business, and mobile customers by offering zero downtime operation, high performance, and application-aware intelligence. All platforms in Cisco's ASR 9000 line of Aggregation Services Routers are powered by the IOS XR, a self-healing, distributed OS built for non-stop availability. Performance of the ASR 9000 Series of Routers can be expanded to as high as 96 Tbps per system. Cisco's ASR 9000 Series of Routers can handle high-density Gigabit Ethernet (GE), 10 GE, and 100 GE and have fully redundant fabric and power modules, power entry modules, plus redundant control planes.

The ASR 9001 model is a provider-edge router in a 6 RU package with 120 Gbps of nonblocking, full-duplex fabric performance. The ASR 9001 has two bays to support adapters for 1 Gigabit, 10 Gigabit, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The chassis includes four 10 GE SFP+ ports as well as ports for GPS clocking, building integrated timing supply (BITS), and management. The Cisco ASR 9904 Router comes in a 6 RU chassis and provides dense 10 GE and 100 GE connectivity in space-limited environments. The 4-slot ASR 9094 can scale up to 4 Tbps of capacity in a single chassis. The Cisco ASR 9912 Router comes in a 30 RU form factor with 12 slots slots that can provide 550 Gbps of switching capacity. The Cisco ASR 9912 incorporates 2 route CPUs and 6+1 Fabric Cards for N+1 redundancy.

The CRS Carrier Routing System
Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System Consulting and Troubleshooting ServicesCisco's Carrier Routing System (CRS) product line, powered by Cisco's IOS XR high-availability operating system, offers carriers high-level performance and availability. The Carrier Routing System portfolio was introduced in 2004, has been steadily improved, and currently features the world's most popular multichassis core router. To preserve past investments in infrastructure, new CRS models are backward compatible with previous CRS versions.

Current product lines in the Carrier Routing System family are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series Routers. Each CRS series features single-shelf 4-slot, 8-slot, and 16-slot units plus multi-chassis versions. Cisco's CRS-1 product line is based on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor and delivers as much as 92 Tbps throughput. Products in the CRS-3 Series use Cisco's QuantumFlow Array technology and are able to deliver as much as 322 Tbps. Cisco's CRS-X Routers use Cisco's CMOS photonics CPAK technology and can be expanded to sustain up to 922 Tbps performance.

Cisco's CRS Multichassis platforms can expand to support up to 72 line-card shelves that have the capability to deliver 400-Gigabit per second of continuous performance per slot. Carrier Routing System Multichassis models can accommodate 1 to 8 fabric shelves. Modular services cards and PLIMs are compatible across the entire Carrier Routing System product line.

Older Cisco Routers Maintained by Progent's Experts
Progent's CCIE support experts are familiar with older routers that are no longer available from Cisco. Progent can show you how to manage these routers and can in addition assist you to prepare for and carry out migrations to newer models. Legacy Cisco routers supported by Progent include:

  • Cisco 500 Series Unified Communications Routers
    Cisco’s 520 SR Router, designed to support as many as 50 users, includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and one IOS Software image. By supporting a limited but effective set of Cisco IOS Software features, the Cisco 520 model router streamlines configuration, management, and technical support, but still provides powerful protection and performance alternatives to adapt to the specific needs of your organization.

  • Cisco 850 and 870 Unified Communications Routers
    Cisco's legacy 850 Series access routers are targeted at small offices, recommended for as many as 10 workers or for teleworker environments where secure and affordable access is needed. 850 Series access routers offer safe connectivity with Stateful Inspection Firewall and IPsec VPN services, a four-port 10/100 switch, a secure WiFi option with a fixed antenna, and easy configuration and deployment and off-site administration features via Web-based tools and Cisco IOS Software.

    Cisco's legacy 870 routers are designed for small networks with as many as 20 users or for telecommuter environments where advanced voice/video over IP and resilient connectivity using backup WAN connections are needed. Cisco 870 Series access routers offer excellent performance in small offices as well as enhanced security via services that include stateful Inspection Firewall, IPsec tunneling, Triple Data Encryption Standard or Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) as well as Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN) and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport, an intrusion prevention system (IPS), virus protection through Network Admission Control (NAC), and enforcement of secure connection policies.

  • 1700 Series Routers
    1700 Series access routers are built to deliver a cost-effective, standalone e-business platform for small and medium-sized businesses (SMB). Cisco 1700 Series offer versatility and manageability to meet complex e-business requirements including multiservice data/voice/video/fax integration, high-speed wire-rate Internet connection, and powerful security solutions. Cisco 1700 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 1800 Series of ISR routers and the 1900 Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.

  • 2600 Series
    The 2600 Series of routers is a line of modular multiservice access routers for branch offices, providing a wealth of LAN/WAN configurations, multiple security features, and a selection of fast processors. 2600 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 2800 Series of integrated services routers and the Cisco 2900 Series ISR Generation 2 routers.

  • 3700 Series Routers
    The Cisco 3700 Series is a line of multiservice access solutions for mid-size and large-sized offices. With more than 70 interface add-in products, the 3700 Series provides a robust platform for data, voice video, VPNs, and multiprotocol data routing. 3700 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 3800 family of ISR routers and the 3900 Series ISR Generation 2 routers.

  • Cisco 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services Routers
    The Cisco 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router delivers performance, flexibility, and expandability in a compact form factor with a wide selection of deployment options. With processing speeds up to 2 mega-packets per second, port and service adapters ranging from NxDS0 to Gigabit Ethernet, plus OC-3 along with a variety of high-volume IP services, the Cisco 7200 VXR router is a solid services aggregation WAN/MAN edge device for large corporations and service providers. The Cisco 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router features services aggregation by handling up to 16,000 Point-to-Point Protocol sessions per unit, mixed-media support with TDM-enabled VXR frame and voice interface adapters, direct IP-interconnections, and IPsec virtual private networking scalable to 5K tunnels per chassis.
Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP Trunk Solutions
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is an SBC that permits SIP-based access to a SIP PSTN carrier and delivers enterprise-wide collaboration functions such as SIP conferencing with rich media recording, SIP-based call center and interactive-voice-response systems, policy-based security evaluation of voice calls, and B2B telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a built-in feature of IOS that can be licensed to run on ASR 1000 Series routers and on many models within Cisco's ISR G2 router families including the 4000 Series, 3900 and 3800 Series, 2900 and 2800 Series, 1800 Series and 881 Series. For details about Progent's consulting and troubleshooting services for Cisco CUBE and SIP trunks, visit SIP Infrastructure Solutions and CUBE Integration.

How Progent's Consultants Can Assist Your Company to Support Cisco Routers
Progent's CCIE and CCNP certified engineers can assist your company to design, setup, and support a converged network infrastructure that can simplify operations, lower expenses, and accelerate time to productivity. By combining Cisco integrated services routers with Catalyst switches support and Cisco wireless integration, Progent can significantly increase the strategic value of your network infrastructure. Progent can provide onsite and remote support and offers data center support throughout Northern California and select locations nationally.

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